Join Date: Feb 2007
I think that Superman Returns was not up there with the orginal Superman.Brandon Routh's cape was too dark it needed to be bright red to give superman more
character.The movie was too dark all the time it didn't add a happy feeling to the film, hence the dark cape.
The casting & script for certain characters in Superman Returns lacked style & fun. Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor was terribly casted, Lex was not a fun smart pants type as Gene Hackman portrayed in the
original.Lex Luthor was totally boring in Superman Returns, but then again the actors are only as good as the script they get.
Lois Lane in SR was another disappointment, Kate Bosworth was no good as LL, nothing like Margot Kidder who was great.
In fact the movie could of been better if not directed by Byran Singer, I think he thought he was filming another X-Men movie all dark & sinister.
I did not like the scene where Lex stabs Superman with a sharp piece of kriptonite, & Lex's goons start
gang bashing Superman in his weak state.
I thought this was a disgraceful scene for a Superman movie.
Superman has been bashed around in other Superman movies,eg: Superman 3, his double of himself nocked him a bit but it was not a nasty attack as gang bashing him.
The airplane accident had good special effect but they dragged the scene out to long, it was so over the top. Even the special effects could not help it,
Lois was thrown around in the plane like rag doll & still came out of it ok.
Clark Kents changes into Superman were weak, his change scenes only lasted seconds.
I think Brandon Routh was ok as a new Superman, he was the only one that did a good job.
There are good bits about the Superman Returns too,
like the opening titles just like old times with the
superman theme & the flying credits.
The use of the Marlon Brando's scenes where a great idea to throw into the movie as was the end part with
Superman looking at his son asleep & giving the same
speeech that his father Jor-El gave him before he sent him away.
Part 2 coming soon, all the good things about the original Superman movies.